Hundreds attend funeral of Pakistan’s ex-President MusharrafFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf was buried Tuesday in his family's hometown, the southern port city of Karachi, a day after a special plane transported his body from the United Arab Emirates where he died on the weekend.
Officials: Plane carrying Musharraf’s body lands in PakistanFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A special plane transporting the body of Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Karachi on Monday amid tight security, immigration officials said.
Pakistani court orders release of man who attacked MusharrafNovember 21, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the release of a man on completion of his jail term in connection with the 2003 assassination attempt on the country's former President Pervez Musharraf, a defense lawyer said.
Pakistani PM unwell, tests positive for COVID for 3rd timeNovember 15, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister tested positive for the coronavirus and was feeling unwell on Tuesday, a day after returning from London, the country’s information minister said.
It was the third time that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif had tested positive for the virus; the first two times were in June 2020 and in January this year.
Pakistani court acquits ex-PM’s daughter in corruption caseSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Pakistan's capital city on Thursday acquitted the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after she was sentenced to seven years in prison over charges connected with the purchase of luxury apartments in London.
Sharif sworn in as Pakistan’s new PM after week of dramaApril 11, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s parliament on Monday elected opposition lawmaker Shahbaz Sharif as the new prime minister, following a week of political turmoil that led to the weekend ouster of Premier Imran Khan.
Pakistan’s embattled PM ousted in no-confidence voteApril 10, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s political opposition toppled Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in Parliament early Sunday after several political allies and a key party in his ruling coalition deserted him.
Former Pakistani President Rafiq Tarar dies at 92March 7, 2022 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Rafiq Tarar, a former Pakistani judge who served as the country's President from 1997 to 2001, died on Monday in the eastern city of Lahore after a prolonged illness at the age of 92.
Pakistan allows indicted opposition leader to travel abroadMay 7, 2021 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A top Pakistani court on Friday granted permission to the country’s ailing opposition leader, who has been charged with corruption, to travel abroad for medical treatment.
The Lahore High Court ruled that Shahbaz Sharif may travel abroad from May 8 to July 3...
Pakistan police detain son-in-law of exiled former premierOctober 19, 2020 GMT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police briefly detained the son-in-law of exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday, accusing him of leading a crowd in a chant against the military at the tomb of the country’s founder...
Pakistan’s former PM sentenced to 7 years for corruptionDecember 24, 2018 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — An anti-graft tribunal sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, drawing criticism from his party, which said the decision was a "black stain" on the justice system...
Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentenceSeptember 20, 2018 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings...
Pakistan’s Khan begins trying to form a coalition governmentJuly 27, 2018 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — With Pakistani election officials declaring the party of Imran Khan to be the winner of parliamentary balloting, the former cricket star turned Friday to forming a coalition government, since the party did not get an outright majority...
Fraud claims overshadow Pakistan’s vote for new parliamentJuly 25, 2018 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis voted for a new government Wednesday in an election marred by violence and allegations of fraud...
Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaignJuly 24, 2018 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule...
Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face prisonJuly 14, 2018 GMT
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in custody on Saturday, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate...
132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif returnJuly 13, 2018 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country...
The Latest: Death toll leaps to 128 in Pakistan bombingJuly 13, 2018 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on Pakistan's upcoming national elections and the return of Nawaz Sharif (all times local):...
Pakistan’s prime minister resigns after high court rulingJuly 28, 2017 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down Friday after the Supreme Court ordered him removed from office over allegations of corruption, plunging the nuclear-armed nation into a political crisis...
The Latest: Pakistan’s Imran Khan hails PM disqualificationJuly 28, 2017 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local):
Pakistan's cricket legend-turned-opposition leader Imran Khan has praised the country's judiciary for disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office...
Pakistan withdraws 6 diplomats from New Delhi amid tensionNovember 2, 2016 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday withdrew six diplomats from its embassy in New Delhi, officials said, amid rising tension between the two countries over the disputed region of Kashmir...
Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in IslamabadOctober 28, 2016 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wielding batons and firing rounds of tear gas, Pakistani riot police on Friday clashed with stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who rallied in the capital in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations.
Pakistan says India will ‘disintegrate’ when Kashmir is freeSeptember 28, 2016 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defense minister on Wednesday said India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence, in a sign of mounting tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals...
Pakistan’s new lawmakers sworn in, face many testsJune 1, 2013 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Newly elected members of Pakistan's National Assembly were sworn in Saturday, officially marking the first transition of power between democratically elected civilian governments in the nearly 66-year history of this coup-prone country.